Art is such a wonderful part of life, and the National Gallery of Art offers all families a chance to surround themselves with some of the most iconic and beautiful works of art, from some of the most notable and talented artists across continents and times.
Best of all, with FREE admission, the gallery can be enjoyed by anyone, of any age - after all, art knows no boundaries!
One of the many things to do in DC with kids, the National Gallery of Art is home to an incredible collection of works, from Byzantine altarpieces to pop art, through a variety of mediums including paintings, prints, sculptures, drawings, photographs and more.
Kids, have you heard of a Pablo Picasso? You can see actual works from this iconic Spanish artist at the National Gallery of Art - right in front of your very eyes!
Have you heard of Vincent van Gogh perhaps? Perhaps Cezanne, or Claude Monet? The collection holds works of these incredible artists too - and it's quite incredible to be standing just metres away from these originals!
In addition to the permanent collections, the gallery also put on special exhibitions that rotate, so you can always go back and see something new with every visit.
Great for families, the National Gallery of Art also host loads of children's events and family specific things to do on the site, including offering special family guides of the collections.
So immerse yourselves in the wonderful world of art in the nation's capital - it might just inspire you to head home and create your own masterpiece!
There's a seasonal ice rink!
They offer free guided tours so check the schedule when you arrive so you can plan your visit around them!
The National Gallery offers 4 different cafes for dining options, as well as a gelato bar, so it's safe to say you won't be going hungry anytime soon!
Healthy Eating The cafes have plenty of healthy options like salads and sandwiches for you
They are located between 3rd Street and 9th Street on Constitution Avenue, NW.
There's a kids zone for kids to be creative, plus they love field trips so give them a call to arrange in advance!
There to start! They have a number of Gallery Shops to sample their attractive, educational, and ever-changing assortment of merchandise related to the permanent collection and special exhibitions. There's a bookstore with thousands of books, plus West & East Shops with prints, postcards and jewelry, AND a Children's Shop complete with books, games, toys, puzzles and more!
The Gallery is committed to making its collection, buildings, and programs accessible to all audiences. They offer free accessible programs for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, also blind or have low vision
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10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday, 11am - 6pm Sunday (Sculpture Garden hours vary)
Open year round, but closed Christmas Day and New Years Day
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